After missing out on Shohei Ohtani, the San Francisco Giants pivoted to signing Korean outfielder Jung Hoo Lee to a six-year, $113 million contract.
Lee was posted by the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) and brings an impressive resume that includes Rookie of the Year and MVP honors.
MLB celebrated the news by posting a graphic of an enlarged version of Lee standing on the field at Oracle Park to its X, more popularly known as Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
While the image was meant to be pro-Giants, users of both social media platforms were quick to point out that the scoreboard in the background shows the Dodgers holding a 6-5 lead over their biggest rival.
The score in question was from a matchup between the teams on August 2, 2022. L.A. jumped out to a six-run advantage by the fourth inning before the Giants responded with five runs off Tyler Anderson in the bottom half.
The Dodgers would go on to win, 9-5, after putting up a three-spot in the top of the eighth. Austin Barnes, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts each had a run-scoring extra-base hit in the inning.
The Dodgers went 15-4 against the Giants during the 2022 season and recaptured the National League West after San Francisco won the title the previous year.
What Jung Ho Lee brings to Giants
Lee hit .318/.406/.455 in just 86 games due to an injury this past season, but is one year removed from being named the KBO MVP. In addition to his hitting tools, Lee is an above average center fielder who won five Golden Glove Awards during his time in the KBO.
Lee also represented South Korea in the World Baseball Classic this past season, where he hit .429/.500/.571 batting line with two doubles, five RBIs and one steal
Source: Dodger Blue